“Better than winning the Cup”
No, that doesn’t refer to the Rangers. It’s what a girl who calls herself a New Jersey Devils fan said on twitter not too long ago.
Apparently for her and many other Devils fans, beating the Rangers is better than winning the Cup. Do they not realize that by saying stuff like this it just perpetuates the whole “New York envy” narrative?
I really feel bad for the real Devils fans who have to deal with assholes like this. Instead of celebrating the Devils win, they are celebrating the Rangers loss. It just seems backwards.
I know. Beating the Rangers makes this even more special for Devils fans. That is why there’s a rivalry between the two teams. But true fans celebrate their team’s wins and not their rival’s losses.
Congratulations to the Devils. They were the better team in this series. Congratulations to real Devils fans like Greg Wyshynski and Steve Lepore. We Rangers fans no longer have anything to hold over you guys.
Except maybe that your star goaltender cheated on his wife with his wife’s brother’s wife.
About the author: Eric is a lifelong Rangers fan and is currently studying Computer Engineering at Hofstra University. You can follow him on Twitter: @5holeEric